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Endeavouring to Become Inspector Morse

“Inspector Morse is dead!” Sergeant Lewis shouts to one of the murderers at the end of the Inspector Morse episode “The Remorseful Day”. But the grumpy, pedantic inspector has been a continuing presence since crime writer Colin Dexter killed off his famous character in the novel and John Thaw as Morse played one of the small screen’s great death scenes in the television adaptation. The memory of Morse haunts the spin-off series Lewis. The inspector’s Sergeant Lewis has at last been promoted and applies the skills and wisdom he has acquired from his old mentor. Judging from the episodes I…

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